Hilary Tann (1947-2023)

Songs of the Cotton Grass

Duration (in minutes): 17

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any high voice, any woodwind, oboe, soprano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Score PDF: oup-a_girls_song_to_her_mother-pgs12-secure-9.pdf

Description: Four songs with texts by Menna Elfyn. Three are "reverse lullabies".
"A Girl's Song to Her Mother", "Slave's Song", "Wings of the Grasses", "Vale of Feathers". Multiple CD recordings. The duo is for voice and oboe, or another melody instrument. (Audio is an excerpt of "Vale of Feathers, with Elizabeth Donovan, sop; Matthew Jones, vla.)

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